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Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good?I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?

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Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No.

The answer is no! like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc.
Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against!

In brief: No.

The answer is no! like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc.
Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against!
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Take a walk

Find a really old cemetery and take a walk.
Notice all the small headstones & understand the impact of vaccines. In the colonial period they often didn't name their kids until they reached a year because so many of them died of vaccine preventable diseases.Ben Franklin wrote in his memoirs how he regretted not vaccinating the son he lost to smallpox.The problem of reluctance is not new.

In brief: Take a walk

Find a really old cemetery and take a walk.
Notice all the small headstones & understand the impact of vaccines. In the colonial period they often didn't name their kids until they reached a year because so many of them died of vaccine preventable diseases.Ben Franklin wrote in his memoirs how he regretted not vaccinating the son he lost to smallpox.The problem of reluctance is not new.
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vaccines

The science behind vaccines is overwhelmingly positive.
Although there could be rare people who have reactions, they definitely save lives, usually of children, but adults also. Those leading the anti-vaccine movement are basing their arguments on fear alone without evidence to back it up, and they are guilty of causing harm and even the needless deaths of unvaccinated kids.

In brief: Vaccines

The science behind vaccines is overwhelmingly positive.
Although there could be rare people who have reactions, they definitely save lives, usually of children, but adults also. Those leading the anti-vaccine movement are basing their arguments on fear alone without evidence to back it up, and they are guilty of causing harm and even the needless deaths of unvaccinated kids.
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Dr. David Roberts
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Universally, vaccines have had a wonderful impact on global health.
Individually, there is always a risk of an adverse effect, that can be severe. I would argue that typically, the immune system is stronger with vaccines, due to an enhanced protection from disease. Adhd is far more likely to be caused by other genetic and environmental factors than vaccines.

In brief: Not usually

Universally, vaccines have had a wonderful impact on global health.
Individually, there is always a risk of an adverse effect, that can be severe. I would argue that typically, the immune system is stronger with vaccines, due to an enhanced protection from disease. Adhd is far more likely to be caused by other genetic and environmental factors than vaccines.
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